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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 26, 2012 11:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Supremes

You've just made a pretty solid argument for why the Health Care/Insurance industry shold be nationalized. (Yeah, you just felt the Earth wobble on it's axis).

I'd leave Big Pharma out of it, because even as shitty as many of the companies are, there is still some honest level of competition putting effective and viable products out there.

I think you're right about the individual mandate being struck down and the rest being left intact. But I see that as a purely political move by SCOTUS. It takes some of the sting out of the bitch slap and allows Obama some solace. But if I am not mistaken it would be a Pyrrhic victory in that the rest of the ACA doesn't get funded properly without the provisions of the individual mandate?

We are better than this - but this is the cost of abdicating our responsibilities as an electorate to hold those douchebags in office accountable for what they do. It's easier and takes less effort to be distracted by what some Snooki bimbo on the brain vacuum TV is or isn't wearing for underwear than it is to pay attention to what is going on.

Thursday will be an interesting day indeed. I'm contemplating buying call options on health insurance companies and contributing the profits to the election campaign of a bucket of slugs......

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jun 26, 2012 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Supremes

"It's easier and takes less effort to be distracted by what some Snooki bimbo on the brain vacuum TV is or isn't wearing for underwear than it is to pay attention to what is going on."


You just nailed it.

The rise of the Tea Baggers, 30 second TV ads that sway "undecideds", and hypocrisy so blatant it SHOULD bring down candidate after candidate is instead rewarded by an electorate that votes in greater numbers for the winner of a national karaoke contest than it does for President.

Like Pogo said, "we have met the enemy, and he is us."